ALLEGING THAT BJP was trying to “intimidate” the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asserted that Bengal was not afraid of this strategy and if BJP targets Bengal, TMC would capture Delhi. “They are afraid of the TMC. They are trying to intimidate us with CBI and ED. But they must remember that TMC cannot be overpowered. We are not afraid of them. I accept the challenge. If they target us in Bengal, then we will capture Delhi,” she said while addressing a public meeting at Birpara in Dooars region of Alipurduar district.
Taking a dig at Amit Shah — whose three-day tour of the state ended on Thursday — Mamata alleged that the BJP national president was indulging in double standards by visiting the house of a Dalit in the morning and having dinner at a five-star hotel at night. “They go to slums in the morning and eat dinner at five-star hotels at night. This is their double standard. I go to the slums every day. It is not right to call the poor, poor. I respect all the poor and people who are struggling,” she said. During his three-day tour of West Bengal, Shah had lunch at the house of a Dalit at Naxalbari in Siliguri on Tuesday. He had also visited slum dwellers in Mamata’s Bhawanipore constituency.
Courtesy : Indian Express